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Post-Green Revolution Food Systems and the Triple Burden of Malnutrition

10 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2015 Last revised: 21 Jul 2015

Miguel I. Gómez

Independent

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Terri Raney

Independent

Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Cornell University - Department of Economics; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Janice Meerman

Cornell University

Andre Croppenstedt

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Brian Carisma

Independent

Brian Thompson

Independent

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

Developing country food systems have changed dramatically since the Green Revolution period. At the same time, malnutrition still represents a challenge and is now understood to encompass the three simultaneous dimensions of undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and over-nutrition manifest in overweight and obesity. These changes in food systems and in the understanding of the global malnutrition challenge necessitate fresh thinking about food systems-based strategies to reduce malnutrition. This paper introduces a special section that offers such new perspectives. We discuss trends with respect to indicators of the triple burden of malnutrition to understand the extent of global malnutrition challenges and then relate those to food systems transformation in developing countries.

Keywords: Agricultural productivity, Food and agricultural systems, Nutrition, Green Revolution, Biofortification, Food value chain, Food assistance programs

Suggested Citation

Gómez, Miguel I. and Barrett, Christopher B. and Raney, Terri and Pinstrup-Andersen, Per and Meerman, Janice and Croppenstedt, Andre and Carisma, Brian and Thompson, Brian, Post-Green Revolution Food Systems and the Triple Burden of Malnutrition (October 1, 2013). Food Policy 42 (2013) 129–138. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2628771

Miguel I. Gómez

Independent

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Christopher B. Barrett (Contact Author)

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management ( email )

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Terri Raney

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Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Cornell University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Janice Meerman

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Andre Croppenstedt

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

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Rome, Lazio 00100
Italy

Brian Carisma

Independent ( email )

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Brian Thompson

Independent ( email )

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